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Southern Oregon University

Department of Performing Arts: Music

To the right is a link to the Department of Performing Arts Student Handbook for Music.  The handbook will cover any and all areas related to gaining a degree in Music.

Undergraduate Programs

Bachelor of Arts or Science in Music
Bachelor of Arts or Science in Music Business
Bachelor of Arts or Science in Composition
Bachelor of Arts or Science in Music Instruction
Bachelor of Arts or Science in Music Performance

Our Bachelor of Arts or Science in Music core degree balances music with general studies. Students often go on to professional music careers, graduate school, private teaching, or a variety of non-music professions. Students will develop musicianship, capabilities in the use of principles and procedures that lead to an intellectual grasp of the art, and ability to perform. We offer specializations in Music Business, Music Composition, Music Instruction, and Music Performance.  

Graduate Programs

Students who wish to teach music may enter the Master of Arts in Teaching program following completion of a baccalaureate degree. SOU's MAT education program, one of the strongest in the Northwest, offers programs in elementary, secondary, and specialized education. Interested students may contact the Department of Education for more information on the MAT Program.

Music degrees offered at SOU are fully accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music